If you are a coffee lover and want to enjoy even the process of making coffee at home, it's time to get to know the pour-over brewing method.
This method of coffee extraction is considered demanding but at the same time simple and shows your passion for making a refined coffee. It gives full control of the process, thus allowing you to brew a coffee with a high level of precision. To be able to take full advantage of the advantages of the pour-over method you need some accessories.
Below you will find all the necessary accessories to become a home barista and enjoy coffee in all stages of its preparation.
The temperature of the water you will use will range from 90.5°C to 96.1°C. To achieve this, the ideal way is to use a gooseneck kettle . This particular kettle provides pouring precision as its gooseneck spout allows you to pour the water exactly where you want it at a steady rate, which is an important factor in manual flow coffee brewing. The flow pattern is customizable but usually consists of a combination of concentric circles starting from the center of the coffee.
Here you will find kettles suitable for the pour-over brewing method.
Having a temperature indicator on the kettle provides another level of precision as it allows absolute control of the water temperature for optimal temperature extractions.
Recommended kettles with built-in thermometer :
Belogia ktl 010002 1200ml Inox
Brewista Artisan 1L Black/Black 3rdGen
As we already mentioned, measuring the temperature of the water is a determining factor for the success of pour over brewing. Changes in temperature greatly affect the taste of coffee and contribute to the creation of different flavor profiles. Even if your kettle does not have a built-in thermometer, you can simply use an external thermometer .
Coffee varies in density, so it is more accurate to measure it in grams instead of tablespoons which can be more unprofitable. The scale is the way that allows you to weigh the amount of coffee with gram precision to ensure the correct adherence to the dosage of the coffee you will use and to always enjoy the same stable result. This way you can also check the ratio of coffee to water, using the scale to weigh the final product. With the manual approach required by the method it can be difficult to visually judge the quantities you want to use. A precision scale will eliminate any uncertainty.
Grinding the coffee correctly is perhaps one of the most important steps in the extraction process, as the degree of grind can dramatically change the taste of the coffee. When it comes to the degree of grinding there are two main factors that matter. First, the time during which the ground coffee comes into contact with the water. Additionally, the speed at which water passes through the coffee. This means you should start with a medium grind size and then evaluate your cup and modify it as xhe cares Invest in a quality grinder to make sure the coffee is properly ground, free of defects that can affect your cup resulting in a weak or strongly unpleasant tasting coffee.
The time has come when you will need the basic equipment of this method. This includes a dripper device for pour-over, its corresponding filter and a cup or jug . It's obvious that manual methods are prone to human error and that's why it's important for baristas to learn proper pouring technique . It takes a lot of effort to get the result you want. It is a time-consuming and specialized process that rewards your effort in the final cup.
The pour over method is said to bring out the complex flavors, allow the aromas to shine and extract the oils leading to an authentic cup of coffee. These reasons are what make it a popular choice for specialty and single origin coffees.